Monday, October 10, 2011

Woden view

View towards Woden from the National Arboretum, taken about two months ago, near the beginning of August.

There are a few interesting contrasts in this photo: evergreen and deciduous trees; native and exotic species; suburbs almost invisible below the trees and a much taller and more visible Town Centre (with one of the most prominent and recognisable tower blocks in Canberra); the predominantly gentle slopes of the urban area and the higher ranges to the south; and the urban and rural areas lying side by side (that's a farm shed about halfway down on the right of the photo).

Other recognisable features in this image include Scrivener Dam (and the end of Lake Burley Griffin) and the bridge crossing it, the Tuggeranong Parkway in the foreground - a major traffic artery between north and south Canberra, the Curtin playing fields in the centre of the photo, Canberra Hospital halfway down on the far left, and barely visible - between the trees on the left, just above the water - glimpses of part of the Government House buildings.

1 comment:

Susana said...

Wow great photo Karen!